New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out Tuesday at the government over the record cash transfer by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Rahul Gandhi said that the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister are ‘clueless’ about solving the ‘self created economic disaster’ and accused them of ‘stealing money’ from the central bank. He also said that the move was akin to stealing a Band-Aid from the dispensary and sticking it on a gunshot wound.
Rahul Gandhi’s reaction came after the RBI allowed the government to take Rs 1.76 lakh crore from its reserves to provide a fresh impetus to the economy. “The PM and FM are clueless about how to solve their self created economic disaster,” Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter.
“Stealing from RBI won’t work – it’s like stealing a Band-Aid from the dispensary and sticking it on a gunshot wound,” he said, using the hashtag ‘#RBILooted’.
In a separate tweet, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala wondered whether the move was ‘fiscal prudence or fiscal hara-kiri’. He also wondered if it was coincidence that the Rs 1.76 lakh crore borrowed by the RBI matches with the ‘missing amount’ in the budget calculations.
“Is it a sheer coincidence that the Rs 1.76 lakh crore borrowed from RBI matches with the ‘Missing’ amount in the budget calculations, Surjewala asked. “Is this fiscal prudence or fiscal hara-kiri? Will this Rs 1.76 lakh crore be used to save BJP’s crony friends?” Surjewala stated.
The Congress leader attached a media report on ‘the mystery of the ‘missing’ Rs 1.7 Lakh Crore in India’s budget’.
Surjewala’s party colleague and spokesperson Sanjay Jha said in a tweet, “Robbed Bank of India: RBI.”